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“Adventure wanted! Will go anywhere, do anything! Write Box Thirteen, Star-Times.” In 1948, motion-picture actor Alan Ladd teamed up with an old business associate named Bernie Joslin and created Mayfair Productions, a radio syndication company. In Box Thirteen, Ladd played the role of former reporter turned novelist, Dan Holiday. Dan never knows what adventure awaits him when he collects his mail…

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All Paris trembled with terror as those mystery shells blasted the city. Planes searched the clouds for a lurking Zeppelin — but found nothing. Up at the Front, the sky was black — there was no fire to indicate a long-range gun. What was it that was smashing Paris — killing women and children — threatening to destroy the nerve center of the whole Allied forces? The entire Front waited in horror wh…

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They were strange creatures — these grayish skinned beings who could see in the darkness like wild cats and who fought only with bows and arrows, yet hundreds of Yanks died beneath their wings! Why did they roam No-Man’s Land in the dead of night... why did they ride war skies on dynamite death wings? G-8 took up their trail grimly, hurtling straight into the deadliest trap ever set for a fighting…

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From all along the Yank front those reports came in — pitiful reports from troops sent up to stage a victory drive — troops that now fought on — grimly, hopelessly. And G-8, watching from the air, vowed grimly to avenge their slaughter, to bust wide open the most sinister sky scheme that ever threatened the Allied armies! The most popular aviator in Pulp Fiction was actually created in a car. Goin…

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Across all of Allied France the dread word flew. “Plague spread by enemy planes”... Men died by the thousands — death stalked the world — Yanks were dying by the thousands of a strange disease no one had been able to diagnose. Death stalked the world as G-8 and his two companions faced its phantom wings, daring to follow its blood-choked sky trail to the terror den of the Vampire Ace! Robert J. Ho…

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From the wreck of a crashed D.H. came those words spoken with mad laughter by a dying Yank. But, its head was a skull, its body a giant skeleton — this ghastly phantom that stalked night skies, crashing entire planes in its long bony fingers, driving men insane before death. No Yank had faced it — and lived. But G-8 and his battle buddies cut haunted skies to thrust their wings into its horror sna…

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Ghost planes terrified the Front. Strange ships of death, all men could see were their dim outlines. Sky showed through their fuselages — their wings were transparent air — yet from their invisible guns death bullets spouted, nailing Yank pilots into murder cockpits. What were these weird ships? How could G-8 and his pals dare fight an invisible staffel? In the late 1920s, Pulp magazines of all ki…

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Officers at G.H.Q. stared at that map in horror. Too late they realized the 39th division had walked into a Boche trap — a trap that might snap shut any minute, hurl thousands of Yanks to hell! And only one man could defy this devil snare — alone G-8 hurls battle wings straight into the worst terror scheme ever laid for man by man! G-8 and His Battle Aces proved popular almost immediately upon its…

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How did Cleo, beautiful Priestess of the Temple of Evil, corner the nation’s wealth — without one iota of criminal evidence against her? Could the Faceless Cavalier, who invented the Withering Death, have been her slave — or her overlord? Only the Spider knew the answers... and Richard Wentworth lay in a coma imprisoned in a cell! Norvell W. Page churned out Spider sagas for three white-hot years,…

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An ill newspaper editor, his daughter, a hard-hitting reporter, and a tough newstruck driver — these were the tiny nucleus Richard Wentworth must build into an Army of Liberty, to save the fear-paralyzed people of the State of New Amsterdam from as powerful and ruthless a murder-clique as ever ruled a captured European province! Failure was certain, Wentworth knew, unless the Spider could soar to…

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On a quiet night in Martinsville came the soft music, mounting slowly to an eerie, penetrating pulse, compelling... calling. Heeding it, Frank Craven leaped to his death! Thus began the Suicide Plague, a ghastly epidemic set to the music of the Mad Piper of Death! Only Richard Wentworth, alias the Spider, could save the terrified city; yet he himself danced to the Piper’s weird tune — with Death h…

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With only a small boy to tend his grave wounds; with every bluecoat hunting him on charges of kidnaping, murder and treason, how could Richard Wentworth — as himself or in the grim guise of the Spider — possibly quell a gigantic Underworld uprising designed to crush him first — and then inflict a murder-rule upon the land! The Spider was the champion of oppressed humanity, its protector against th…

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While the nation’s law enforcement bodies, great and small, engage in all-out action against elements seeking to undermine America’s stupendous war effort, a long-dormant menace blooms into dreadful flower! The racket kings rise once again with all the murder-trimmings of the bloody, corpse-strewn alky days of the Twenties! Can Richard Wentworth, alias the Spider, combat such overlords of crime as…

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Who was the Dragon — that monstrous mastermind whose weird power turned the little town of Bethbury into an octopus of crime, spreading its slimy tentacles across the land? As a chemist breeds germ-culture in a test tube, so did the Dragon, an unknown murder genius to whom horror was a weapon and a toy. How could the Dragon’s venom make ruthless killers of innocent people? How could Richard Wentwo…

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The very structure of our war effort was threatened. Great cargo laden trailer-trucks and mammoth, passenger-filled busses were crashing mysteriously to flaming destruction on our highways! . . . Read how Richard Wentworth, in the sinister robes of the Spider, challenges a mighty crime combine designed to wreck the nation’s overland transport! Read of the Evangelist, who swore to consign the Spide…

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The reaching tentacles of this new and ghastly crime machine struck at the very heart of a nation already fighting for its life. When it framed youngsters from our armed services straight into the filthiest racket known to mankind, it became too rotten a game for even the crooked mayor of “Bloody” Bentonville. He called on the Spider. And that Master of Men plunged straight into the murder maw of…

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When night falls you’ll think of Zara. You’ll see those eyes of his glowing with the very fires of hell — and you’ll be glad that the Spider prowls the night to help mankind. For Zara rose from underworld filth . . . to enslave all peoples. He forced strong men to commit suicide in remorse for murders they had never committed. He forced Nita to betray the Spider, the man she loved above all others…

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When that first whine rose in the throat of a fellow worker and turned into a screaming, tearing dog-like howl, Nita van Sloan, laboring in a war factory, quickly summoned the Spider. . . . And the Spider found a city mad with terror, its population fighting each other to escape the death that turned humans into howling maniacs. . . . A grim, stark story with exciting, breath-taking action on ever…

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Nowhere in all the world is there a street so viciously bizarre as Easy Street. Buried deep in the sub-basements of a great New York skyscraper is this carnival-like arcade of crookdom . . . where you can buy firearms, grenades, crackman’s tools . . . where there are schools to teach you how to commit murder — and get away with it! Go with the Spider as he crashes into this amazing backwash of cri…

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The Master and his evil clan of one-eyed executioners sprung their man-breaker trap on Police Commissioner Kirkpatrick. The Spider, speeding to the aid of his friendly enemy, Kirkpatrick, brought the full fury of Kali’s assassins down on his own head. And Commissioner Kirkpatrick, the soul of honor, was forced to fight outside the law he had always upheld! The genius of Norvell W. Page’s Spider li…

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They killed for pay — those murderous minions of the gross crime king who was called the Man From Hell. And in their dread wake lay the innocent victims — of unpremeditated, motiveless murder. No New Yorker was safe from the fickle death that struck at men and women. It was slaughter with a capital S — and seven million people went mad with fear... The Spider and his beloved Nita plunged into this…

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They formed a corporation of killers, those seven masters of crime whose plan was to loot a city and terrify its people into submission. It was a plan born in the twisted brain of a genius of evil — the Masked Man — whose ruthlessness conceived such a bloody and murderous plot that even the crime-toughened leaders of New York’s hardest gangs quailed and cringed in fear — and became the willing too…

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On a wave of crime and terror that was like a mass blood purge, Hell’s own handyman, the killer the underworld knew only as THE CHIEF, swept into America’s greatest center of war industry. His ruthless goal was to force the valiant legions of war-workers to betray the very country for which they toiled so tirelessly... And only Richard Wentworth and his few personal friends stood in the way of thi…

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As if he did not have enough death and danger threatening every moment because of his dual identity as the Spider — that great crime-crusader hunted and hated by police and underworld alike — Richard Wentworth now took on a third role. And this was just as deadly a character part to play. As Case Brent, ex-inmate of Alcatraz, Wentworth tricked The Conqueror, and stood alone in the path of this mas…

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